Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.
Beatrice Potter Webb social reformer, economist & historian who campaigned w hr husband 4 policies th urban poor, working towards th minimum wage laws, developing th early Labour party, authoring f books & founding th London School f Eceonomics
Dr James Miranda Stuart Barry British military surgeon in the British Army, born Margaret Ann Bulkley, but lived her adult life as a man in order to be accepted as a university student (well before women were admitted) and to pursue a medical career
Hedy’s Folly Reviewed: Richard Rhodes on Hedy Lamarr, Inventor
Hedy Lamarr, often proclaimed “the most beautiful woman in the world,” the Lamarr was thriving in Hollywood when, in September Nazi U-boats hunted down & sank a cruise ship trying to evacuate 90 British schoolchildren to Canada.
"Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. You have to make some allowances for feminine psychology." Wow, this WWII guide for getting more 'efficiency' out of women employees is FUNNY.
L’Inconnue de la Seine, death mask of 16 year old girl pulled from the Seine. apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face.
In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.
robert wadlow, the world’s tallest man in history, with his parents and siblings . he continued to grow until his death at 22 yrs. when he was . despite health problems, he never used a wheelchair - illinois, 1935